Today on “People who play” we got the opportunity to interview Trisha Chaudhary. She is the upcoming cricketer who loves playing this beautiful game of cricket. Trisha’s story in her own words:
“Hi, I am Trisha. I’m a cricketer and I play in boys team. I study in Cambridge school, Noida. I also love playing football and have played 2 National Zonal and all India in football.”
“When I used to see children playing cricket I got attracted towards them. One day I was playing cricket in P.T period. Suddenly my cricket teacher Praveen Nagar came to me and said you can play cricket you have the talent to play cricket and he said me to join cricket practice.”
“But my parents didn’t allow me because there was no other girl and only boys who used to play cricket. Then one day my teacher met my parents and told them that she can play cricket she has that quality. And said Trisha is like a daughter to him too.”
“My cricket life began and I started playing cricket. I practice in Cambridge school and marigold cricket academy (P.N.C.A). Praveen Nagar is my coach. A few days ago I scored 107* off 104 balls in boys team against Rama cricket academy. I have scored 5 half centuries in boys team.”
“I also played for Cambridge school cricket team. I have played 2 Nationals U-19 and U-17 and given Delhi state trials and I was in top 35. And what I am today is only because of my coach Praveen Nagar. Because of his hard work.”
Team Why Do We Play’s message to Trisha
Trisha, it’s not just your coach’s effort it involves your efforts too. She not only broke Gender stereotype but also made it to boys team something that some boys can’t. Team Why do we play salutes Trisha for her efforts, achievement and wishes her all the best for the future.
Looking at Trisha’s story, it reminds us of Australian women cricket team all-rounder Ellyse Perry. Perry also started her cricketing career playing in boys team. She also plays Cricket and Football simultaneously for the National Team. But Cricket is her first love just like Trisha.
We never know she could be India’s answer to Ellyse Perry.